Dennis Reese Brooks

January 08, 1949 ‒ November 14, 2018

Cardington, Ohio

Dennis Reese Brooks 69, of Cardington passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his residence after an extended battle with lung cancer surrounded by his loving family.

He was born January 8, 1949 in New Harmony, Indiana the son of Melvin & Jaunita (Eaton) Brooks.  While in high school Dennis met the love of his life Jacqueline “Jackie” Green, even on their first date he knew she was the one. They continued to date all through high school, and marrying soon after graduation.

Dennis proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After returning from war he worked as a maintenance man for RANCO Enterprises for 33 years.  He was a lifetime member of Amvets Post 104 in Delaware; he was also a member of the NRA. In September Dennis was able to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C… Where he was able to see the Vietnam War Memorial, and honor his fallen comrades.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years Jackie (Green) Brooks; daughters Dinese (Renee) (Richard Kinney) Brooks and Christy (Chris) Morlan; granddaughter Cynthia (Corey) Johnson;  great-grandchildren Hunter James Reese, and Addie Mae; brother Duane (Paulette) Brooks; sisters Lana Long and Cheri Brokaw; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends Alan & Laura Carrigan and their children Lane and Paisley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father & mother in-law Wayne &Betty Lust

Dennis enjoyed being in the outdoors, whether it was turkey or deer hunting, or camping in his motorhome. He was a true handyman, fixing whatever the family asked him to. He loved his daughters, granddaughter, and great- grandchildren dearly. His family will remember his as the loving hero that he was.

Celebrant Marvin Hintz will conduct a funeral service 1:00p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Family and friends may call from 11:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will take place in Ashley Union Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards American Lung Association, 5900 Wilcox Place, Dublin, Ohio 43016.

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  • So sorry for your loss, he took me to my first turkey shoot and stood behind me to brace when the gun kicked, lol. He was a
    GREAT man. Thoughts n Prayers to the Family.

  • Christy,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Wishing you comfort and peace during this most difficult time.
    Jiam and Mary Bowe & family

  • Dinese,
    Sorry sorry to hear of your Dad passing. I have had you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Prayers to you and your family.

  • He truly was a great man and a true friend to many . So sad to hear god gained another angel prayers and hugs

  • Cheri, I’m sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. Please accept my sincere condolences. Dan Russell.

  • Jackie, I am so sorry for your loss. I know he was your everything plus more!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

  • We are so sorry for your lost It just seems like yesterday when my dad (Bill Nibert) and Dennis we’re out all night coon hunting. I remember hanging out with Christy. The good old days. The whole family is in our prayers. ❤️ Christine and Barbara Nibert

  • Aunt Jacque, Dinese and Christy, I’m so crushed to hear about Uncle Dennis. He was such a kind, strong man. I can’t imagine what you all must feel without him there. Please know my thoughts are with you and I love you all and Uncle Dennis.

  • Jackie,

    My heart sank as I heard of Dennis’ passing. You both have a special place in my heart. It was an honor and a blessing to have been able to be a part of Dennis’ care team and to have gotten to know both of you. Hugs and prayers to you and your family during this time. ~ Angie

  • JACKIE AND FAMILY, Just want to say how sorry I am to hear of Dennis passing a

    way. Jackie I feel your pain I am still having a hard time getting over Dan passing. ANN kept me informed about his health problems. just know your all in my thoughts and prayers, I will not be able to come to the calling hours because I am going to my sons house in CT. for Thanksgiving . GODS BLESSING ALWAYS, JOYCE CLARK

  • Jackie we are so sorry to hear about Dennis. We worked together at Ranco together for 12 years. We all had a great time together. We have lots of memories. How sad for you and your family. I really don’t know what I would do without Ron. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!